Sixty Years of the Cuala Press: A Collaboration of the Yeats Family and Mollie Gill

The exhibit Sixty Years of the Cuala Press examines the contributions of the Yeats family, the Cuala Press, and Mollie Gill to the Irish struggle for a distinct cultural and political identity.

Sixty Years of the Cuala Press features the Cuala Press Printed Materials Collection, also known as the Mollie Gill Cuala Press Archives. "Cuala," pronounced COOL-a, is an early name for Dublin. The Cuala Press (originally the Dun Emer Press) was founded by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats in 1908 in Dublin, Ireland. Although Elizabeth Corbet Yeats died in 1940, two of her loyal assistants - along with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Georgina Yeats - kept the press running until 1946.

The exhibit features materials from the Burns Library's collection of Yeats materials, including W. B. Yeats's original poetical notebooks, letters from W. B. Yeats to his sisters "Lily" (Susan Mary Yeats) and "Lolly" (Elizabeth Corbet Yeats) and correspondence relating to the Cuala Press by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats.

View the Boston College Magazine slideshow

The exhibit is on display until March 2009 at the Burns Library.

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